London Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Colin Stanbridge became Chief Executive of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry in November 2002. He is responsible to the Board for all aspects of the Chamber’s work.
Prior to joining the Chamber, Colin was Managing Director of Carlton Broadcasting, the London weekday ITV Company from 1996, having joined Carlton as Controller of Regional Affairs in 1993. He became Controller of Public Affairs for Carlton UK Television in 1994.
Colin was at the BBC for nearly twenty years after joining as a News Trainee straight from York University. He has worked in local radio, network news, current affairs and regional television.
After working as a producer on ‘Midweek’, ‘Tonight’ and ‘Nationwide’, Colin joined the team that set up Breakfast Television. He was a senior editor on ‘Breakfast Time’ for two years. He was the Editor in Brighton on the morning of the Brighton bomb.
He was made Home Editor on ‘Newsnight’ before moving back to ‘Breakfast Time’, first as Deputy Editor and then as Editor. After a spell as Editor of ‘This Week Next Week’, the political weekly, he became Head of Television for the South East. He was responsible for the transformation of ‘London Plus’ into ‘Newsroom South East’ and the creation of the current affairs strand ‘First Sight’ which won two Royal Television Society Awards. His last job at the BBC was as Head of Centre, South East, where he headed up all regional television and the output of five local radio stations.